Independent Governor

Duncan is a PKF Francis Clark corporate audit partner living in Cornwall focused mainly on larger organisations. He runs their popular Essential 6-monthly FD Updates seminar program, leads their services for Not-For-Profit and heads up the firm’s further education sector group. As well as these key posts, Duncan is a member of the PKF Francis Clark Executive Board as an office managing partner. He works with a number of large high profile FE colleges, charities and Multi Academy Trusts in Cornwall and beyond.

He previously spent 20 years at a ‘Big 4’ firm in Bristol and Reading, working with a wide variety of businesses, from small owner managed concerns to international groups and several FTSE 250 listed clients. In these roles he has worked with a wide range of boards and committees. These include a large number of audit committees in a variety of high profile environments. He particularly enjoys working with growing, dynamic organisations where he acts as a trusted business adviser for his clients. It is from this background that enables Duncan to consider the entrepreneurship evident at Falmouth through a significant period of growth and change against a backdrop of a University with a strong requirement for governance.

Duncan graduated from the University of Birmingham in 1994 and comes from a family with a strong association within teaching and education generally. He is married with three children who are rapidly approaching their own post-secondary school education. As part of growing family rooted in Cornwall, he is passionate about the skills development opportunities needed in our county and the wider community it serves.

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